Julie Cannariato

Associate Director

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Education

University of Massachusetts,, Master of Gerontology – Management of Aging Services
Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations School,  Certificate – Management and Labor Relations
Milano The Hew School of Management and Urban Policy, MS, Health Services Management and Policy
Long Island University,  BFA, Communications: Advertising and Public Relations

Current Responsibility

Julie is an experienced health care and policy professional who provides technical assistance, strategic guidance, and relationship support to Sellers Dorsey’s clients including state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and solutions partners.  Julie’s expertise includes Medicaid policy and programming, the development and implementation of 1115 waivers, alternative funding models, and managed care procurements.

Experience

Prior to joining Sellers Dorsey, Julie worked for the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS), which oversees the state’s Medicaid program. She most recently served as the Policy Director of DMAHS, where she worked directly with the Medicaid Director on planning, operationalizing, and implementing program initiatives including value-based purchasing and payment strategy policies, overseeing quality measurement and performance improvement activities under the Medicaid Quality Strategy and Value-Based Payment reforms.

During her tenure at the state, Julie was also a Senior Policy Advisor with DMAHS, serving as the principal architect of New Jersey’s technical assistance opportunities under the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP). Her role was to assist in building capacity in key functional areas – data analytics, quality measurement, payment modeling and financial simulations, and performance improvement. Julie also assisted in planning strategies to expand Medicaid services and identify gaps in the Medicaid program to create new models for delivery system services.